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Ryan Molloy & Stefan Booth – Fings Ain’t What They Used T’Be

Fings Ain't What They Used T'BeMark Arden as Fred, Ryan Molloy as Horace, Stefan Booth as Tosher, Christopher Ryan as Red Hot, Vivian Carter as Myrtle, Stevie Hutchinson as Ted/PC 2, John Olohan as Paddy, Gary Watson as Norman/PC 1 andJoanna Woodward as Margaret join the previously announced BAFTA nominated Jessie Wallace (EastEnders) as Lil, Gary Kemp (The Krays/ The Bodyguard/Spandau Ballet) as PC Collins, Sarah Middleton as Rosie, Ruth Alfie Adams as Brenda, Will Barton as Percy and Suzie Chard as Betty to complete the cast of Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be.

Coinciding with Joan Littlewood’s Centenary, and together with a new production of Oh What a Lovely War, Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be is coming back to Theatre Royal Stratford East in new version by Olivier-nominated Elliot Davis (Loserville, Soho Cinders). The show will be directed by the multi-award-winning Terry Johnson (Duck House, La Cage Aux Folles, End of the Rainbow, Little Voice), with set and costume design by William Dudley and choreography by Nathan M Wright. The production will run from 8th May to 8th June 2014.

Set at the end of the 1950s, preceding the birth of rock and roll and the Beatles, Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’be is a witty and warm-hearted musical set within an East End underworld of gamblers, spivs, prostitutes and Teddy boys. Written by ex-con Frank Norman, the show tells the tale of Fred, a loveable rogue, who comes out of prison to find he is not quite the king of the manor he once was.

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